Learning Our Letter Sounds

Little Man is a fun child and smart too, I might add. At the ripe old age of two, he even knows all of his letter sounds. This is not due to any effort or extraordinary teaching skill on my part, in fact after many, many years of homeschooling, I feel a bit like a cheater, but a happy cheater.

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I have a little teaching secret to share with you. For years I have taught my children their letter sounds with good, solid phonics programs. I’m not a person who loves to try every new thing that comes around, but this year I was in need of educational things that would occupy my younger children. My friend, Signe, told me about the Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD and I decided to order it. At $8.99 it was worth the risk. In fact, I ended up buying the set of five DVD’s which cover everything from punctuation and silent “e” to simple math:

A couple of weeks ago I was pushing a cart through the store with Little Man riding along keeping me company. He pointed up to a sign and said “R says errrr”. I looked at him unsure of what he had said and asked him to repeat it. He said it again and I couldn’t believe it. Then I began to point to letters in signs and he said the sounds.

Eby also knows his letter sounds, but is a little more resistant to displaying his talent. Overall, I think my investment has paid off.

~Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

14 Comments

  1. Adrielle
    May 23, 2009

    Wow! Sounds like a good purchase!

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  2. excitedtobeafamily
    May 23, 2009

    We love those DVDs as well! My son learned all his letters and sounds at 1.5 and he loved pointing out letters everywhere. I had checked it out from the library for my 3.5 year old at the time and he picked it up as well. We love them. Costco also sells them at times.

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  3. Brianna Heldt
    May 23, 2009

    Yep, my kids all know their letter sounds–thanks to The Letter Factory!!!! I think those DVDs are magic. Really.

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  4. Signe
    May 23, 2009

    What a brilliant friend you have! I love it when the kids are entertained and educated. Actually Mrs. Sawyer is the briliant one.

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  5. Kimberley
    May 23, 2009

    All of my kids kids learned their letters through the letter factory too!!! And Noah learned to read with the other videos too! They are FABULOUS!

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  6. Jennifer
    May 24, 2009

    I got the Letter Factory upon someone’s recommendations. I’ll have to go check out the rest!

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  7. this is us
    May 24, 2009

    We love those too!!!! Avi and Jaso still watch them and DEFINITELY learned all their sounds because of that DVD (after many other various attempts). LOVE them!

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  8. Laurel
    May 24, 2009

    We just discovered those DVDs a year ago, and my younger ones LOVE them.

    mama of 13 🙂

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  9. Tina
    May 25, 2009

    I do literacy workshops and parents also tell me how great those videos are. Great purchase!

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  10. Amy
    May 25, 2009

    We ADORE Letter Factory! :0) Amy

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  11. jen
    May 25, 2009

    OH, we love these DVDs too – all of my kids have used them and love them. It’s a little sad that my kids have learned this important stuff from the DVD player…but I just can’t complain, since they have learned it well.

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  12. Kristen, The Pajama Mama
    May 26, 2009

    We have the letter factory and each of our kids picked up their letter sounds so easily with it…so i got math circus to help with numbers…i hadn’t seen the others. let us know if any of the other three are worth the purchase and tv time!

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  13. Angela
    August 16, 2009

    Another LF fan, here. 🙂 We love it, too.

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  14. Kristi Garcia
    April 11, 2020

    Than you!

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